The crowd at Citizens Bank Park will be proud and loud as they hope to cheer the Phillies on to a 3-1 lead in the NLCS. After splitting games in San Diego, the Phillies got a leadoff home run from Kyle Schwarber and went on to a 4-2 victory to take the series lead.
Jean Segura had a few bad moments in Game 3 but he bounced back with a run-scoring single to give the home crowd something to roar about. The Phillies scored three runs with two outs and went 6-for-13 with two outs after they went 0 for 19 in the same situation over the first two games.
These are the Phillies’ first home NLCS games since 2010 and they are looking to make the World Series for the first time since 2008.
Let’s check the latest MLB odds, stats, injury reports, and MLB lines, for the Padres vs Phillies. We’ve plenty of MLB spreads for you to consider.
Padres Turn to Clevenger
The Padres seem to have an edge in the starting pitcher for Game 4. Mike Clevenger was only 7-7 with a 4.33 ERA in the regular season. However, the righty should be able to give San Diego more depth than his foe, Bailey Falter.
The Padres are hitting .230 of their last 10 games. They have a team ERA of 3.10 and have outscored their opponents by 10 runs. All of that won’t matter if they are not able to take down the Phillies here to even the series.
Phillies Hope Starter Won’t Falter
The Phillies are in a strange position as they head to Game 4. They need to go with Bradley Falter, who was 6-4 with a 3.86 ERA. Philadelphia is likely hoping for Falter to make it through the Padres lineup once and then turn the game over to its bullpen. This is Falter’s first postseason appearance.
Philly is 7-3 over its last 10 and a lot has to do with Bryce Harper being on a bit of a hitting spree. The lefty slugger is 14-for-35 over that span and has 4 doubles and 4 home runs.
Padres vs Phillies Game Injuries
Padres vs Phillies Head-to-Head
The Padres had won three of four in Philly before losing Game 3 on Friday.
Padres vs Phillies Game Information
- Game: Padres vs Phillies
- Location: Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia
- Day/Time: Saturday, Oct. 22, 7:45 p.m. ET
- Padres vs Phillies Live Stream: MLB.tv
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Phillies vs Padres Prediction
The Phillies are hoping to open the huge lead in the series against Clevenger, who was hit hard by the Dodgers in the NLDS. However, they are counting on a pitcher making his postseason debut as a starter. If the Padres can get to Falter fast, it will put Rob Thomson is deep trouble when it comes to pitching. The longer the series goes, the better shape the Padres will be in here. Go with San Diego to outscore the Phillies and square the series.